The likelihood ratio test statistic for the identity in means and covariance matrices of k normal populations has a well-known step-down decomposition measuring the contribution of each component of the vector observation. This decomposition in turn gives rise to three components testing the residual homo-scedasticity of each variable, the parallelism of its regression on its predecessors, and the identity of location. A variety of uses of this decomposition in selecting variables is proposed. © 1976 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
- Combining independent tests
- Likelihood ratio